Student Ambassadors

3DS programs build pathways to make entrepreneurship accessible for more young people – specifically economically disadvantaged, first generation degree seekers, and those pursuing careers through workforce training and credentialing.

Investing in Young Leaders

Entrepreneurial skills and mindset are necessary to launch a small business and also critical  skills to be employable, successful, and competitive for the future of work and a global economy.  

Ambassadors

Our world needs student voice and diversity in entrepreneurship education and ecosystems to ensure equitable economic recovery. Ambassadors have a seat at the table and are prepared to be a driving force for impact.

Ambassadors study the foundations of entrepreneurial practice and discuss current issues in entrepreneurship, inclusive finance, and economic justice. They leverage their lived-experience, acquired knowledge, and leadership skills to advocate for spaces, practices, and policy that will substantially improve access to entrepreneurship education, careers, and entrepreneurial activity.

Ambassador Program Features

LEARN: Ambassadors learn 3DS entrepreneurial competencies and discuss inclusive entrepreneurship
CREATE: Ambassadors leverage their voices and perspectives to raise awareness for inclusive entrepreneurship and actively co-create our community
LEAD: Ambassadors are matched to entrepreneurial experiences, apprenticeships, and mentors.  Annually, students showcase their work to education leaders, sector experts, and government officials working towards inclusive entrepreneurship.

A Systemic Solution

Many young people have limited access to entrepreneurship education, training, and mentoring to provide support for their career and venture development.  Research has shown that post-secondary students who are exposed to training and entrepreneurial mentors have an increased likelihood of experiencing career success, becoming entrepreneurs, and running successful businesses.
Most programs in this space seek to support students in navigating and persisting through broken, winner take all” systems; 3DS intends to build a new system that enables more students to pursue entrepreneurship, thrive in careers, and to create the future of work.

Student Ambassador Criteria

Ambassadors are a team of young, diverse, leaders with unique skills, experiences, successes, and entrepreneurial aspirations. 
  1. Age 18 to 24, enrolled in post-secondary education or training programs.
  2. Availability to attend a 4-day orientation (international ambassadors will participate virtually)
  3. Have 6 hours each week, primarily in the evenings, to engage in ambassador meetings, reading, design, and community events
  4. A leader in school, work, life, or extracurricular activities
  5. Belief that all people should have inclusive entrepreneurial opportunities

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